North Face Farm:  Vesta / Mick Litter

Vesta / Mick

Vesta ABC 317021 / Mick ABC 336920
Born: June 10 2011
Breeder: Maria Amodei

3 girls and 3 boys, all tri except one girl. This litter was born in Hillsborough, NJ, at the farm where Vesta is currently working. I'm keeping a pup, 3 are already on to their new homes, and 2 others will stay here till fall then fly to their new home. They are all friendly, curious, and comfortable in their world.

Vesta has no tension and plenty of confidence with stock. She balances nicely and will go however far is needed to get stock. Sheep move off her easily. She is a very bold dog, willing to get in tight quarters and use force if necessary while never losing her calm. Vesta is now working a flock of 200 Navajo-Churro sheep in NJ. I am having a litter from her as I was want to keep the quiet courage she brings to the job. Hips OFA Fair, CEA DNA Normal by parentage

Dick Williams' Mick is a strong young dog with an excellent pedigree. He is already placing very well in Open while he still has another year as a Nursery dog. He is an excellent outrunner and walks straight onto his sheep. Hips OFA Good, CEA DNA Normal

Cass is staying here at North Face Farm to be a sheepdog. She knows what she wants and does not hesitate to get it. She is quite the Machiavellian little creature.

Nessie stayed at Jersey West Farm where her mother Vesta works. She will be a sheepdog.

Ani and her littermate Saul went to Brazil to be a working stockdogs. She is quite a sweetie, very people focused. Ani and Saul stayed here an extra month before they were old enough for the trip and in that time they both decided that they wanted to work.

Saul traveled with Ani above. I really like this boy. Maybe it is just the smooth. He's a strong boy and quite the curious explorer. Saul was here an extra month waiting to fly to his new home. He showed a strong desire to work before he left, not even 3 months.

Taff has gone to be a sheepdog and agility dog. He is a persistent little guy about getting to the side of the door/gate he wants to be on. I had put the pups away in what I thought was a puppy safe pen while I worked the older dogs. Next thing I knew little Taff was at my feet in the pasture. He repeated this a couple times before the others (or I) figured out how he was escaping.

Caesar has gone to his new family to be a companion and agility dog.

Mick ABC 336920
Dick Williams
Breeder: Norm and Bev Sommer

Mik CBCA 3845
Jo Ann Zoerb
Brooks, AB

Imp Drift ABC 250325
Jo Woodbury
Buffalo, WY
Tweed ISDS234177
J.H. Wilson, Selkirk
Jill IDSD 226305
J.H. Wilson, Selkirk

L&M Nana ABC 223807
Diane Pagel
Carnation, WA
Imp. Spot ABC 206467
Michelle Howard, B: J.H. Wilson
Nell ABC 153164
Laura Hicks, B: E.B. Raley

Gyp CBCA 2575
Norm and Bev Sommer
Pleasantdale, SK

Tip ABC 117545
Barry Schmidt
Bow Island, AB
Tweed AIBC 64901
Jack Riger, Alra, Canada
Molley ABC 22875
Jack Regier, Leader, SK

Cass ABC 162833
Barry Schmidt
Bow Island, AB
Barney CABC 140956
Dennis Gellings, Dawson Creek, BC
Speck ABC 67616
Larry King, Sexsmith, AB

Vesta ABC 317021
Maria Amodei
Breeder: Darlene Hutchins

Cato ABC 156023
Maria Amodei
Breeder: Alasdair MacRae
Hips OFA Good
CEA DNA Normal

Imp. Jim ABC 133041
A. MacRae/Bobby Ford
Breeder: F.W. MacGregor

Scott ISDS 189240
D. Brady, Ireland
Cran ISDS 181688
F.W. MacGregor

Imp. Jan ABC 153987
Alasdair S. MacRae
Breeder: W J Irwin

Sweep ISDS 193019
G. Maginn
Kim ISDS 192206
W. J. Irwin

Mel ABC 215991
Darlene Hutchins
Breeder: R.W. Jones
Hips OFA Good
CEA DNA Normal

##Roy ISDS 200199
Aled Owen

#Ben ISDS 129820
Aled Owen
Nel ISDS 174815
Aelwyn Owen

Mist ISDS 232413
R.W. Jones, Llangwm, Corwen

Storm ISDS 207568
J.M. Ellis
Mist ISDS 223119
P.D. Ellis